Window Dressing

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Quickless, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Towards the end of quarters one always hears about Window Dressing. It is described as funds that did not have winners in their portfolio buying the winners for the quarter.

    Is this what is really going on?

    I am of the opinion that it is funds with large positions in certain stocks try to push the values of these stocks higher.

    Example - If you have a billion dollar position in a certain stock, throwing 10 or 15 million at it might cause it to go up some. You can even hedge a position with options and up the push to much more.

    So is it adding new positions or propping up existing positions?
  2. Stop trying to figure out the is a complete waste of time.